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MANGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
.MANGAIN. Mr. W. P. Dyce addressed a meet ing in the Mangain .Hall, . under the, joint auspices of Ivockibitoo and Man gain branches, on the claims of the R.W.U. There was: a fair attendance, , who were. treated to a .lucid and in teresting statement of the : subject. At, its conclusion, several questions were asked and answered. In reply to a question from D. McPherson, as to whether an employee on day wages could .claim a full'day's pay in uie event of work being stopped by rain a couple of hours after starting, Mr. Dyce thought ..he could, but was not ' Certain; of the point. (Perhaps "The Land" could enlighten us). At the conclusion of his address, the ordi nary monthly meeting was held. G. Young and T. Palmer were appointed delegates to the Wagga meeting on March 28th.' The secretary (Mr. Pal . mer), was instructed to bring "Roach dale" under the notice of tlie Closer Settlement Board. Some local mat ters were attended to.
Decentralisation. THE NEED OF THE MOMENT. OUR RAILWAY SYSTEM. CHOKING THE COUNTRY. I. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
a a Decentralisation. » THE NEED OF THE MOMENT. " ODE RAILWAY SYSTEM. CHOKING THE COUNTRY. s a I. Decentralisation must be recognised as one of the most important mat ters of tlie present day. The cir cumstance that a Decentralisation Commission is at present investiga ting is some evidence that recogni tion is dawning. Some day, perhaps, that Commission may make a report. In the meantime, suppose we consider a few things. To none is decentralisation of greater importance than the farmers of this State. That is a big state ment! We know it. Looking round at the problems that confront the producer, the many vexatious, weari some things that go to make his track a tough one to get along, we repeat that he has to print DECEN TRALISATION in bold big type on his brain box, so that he won't for get it. Because it is pre-eminently a coun try problem, the country folk will mostly have to solve it oif their own bat. There are some solid interests that may have to be bumped, and the politicia...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
VOTE "NO .LIBERAL WOMEN WORKING. The women of the Liberal and Re form Association are actively at work in the country, as well as the city and suburbs, in arousing women to consider the grave issues depending upon the result of the Referenda vot ing. During the Easter fortnight, the members of the Literary and De bating Club have arranged to be at the Central Rooms, Yaralla Chambers, ~ 109 Pitt-street, between the hours of 10 and G, to meet country women, members, and Liberal women general ly. We are certain that through the acquaintance thus formed, nvuch valuable work will result. Mrs. T. H. Wise is the lion, secretary of the club.-Advt.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
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Shires Executive. THE COMING CONFERENCE Wages Board. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
THE COMING CONFERENCE Wag es Board. ? - A- meeting of tlie Shires' Associa tion1 Executive was held,at the office, ?'"'?Spring-street, on Tuesday, 4tli April. ? . Present:-Councillors A. Iv. Tre tlioAvan, S. W. Webb' (vice-presi dents), J; Lamrock (treasurer),. W. -Kruse, G. A. Pemlergast, A. Knox, -and J: M'Inerney. . In the absence of Cr. Higgins (pre !sident). through illness in his family, "the- chair was occupied' by Cr: Tre tlioAvan. ' . Letters Avere* received from' Grs. "Iiiggins and Missingham respectively, expressing:. regret- at; their unavoid able-absence through illness in' their ^families. The" chairman said lie was "sure1 both "councillors had,' the sym pathy «o'f "the executive.'. . ? The minutes- of last meeting, were -read and- confirmed. , ' Affiliations. 'Several ' letters ' were' . read from shire councils which had . not previ ously been affiliated to the Associa tion, some asking for further infor mation' relative to its work, and ^others stating that they had...
Stock HORSE-BREEDING. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
HORSE-BREEDING. When you come to think of it we are a' funny crowd. That Australia can breed liorses of the best is not a matter for much argument. Yet the New Zealand papers just now are leaning back with a pleased smile, and announcing that the export trade in draught horses to this country, has revived. It has. Several big mobs of draughts have .come through Syd ney . and- Melbourne, or are on the way. In fact, it would surprise a lot of people to know how many horse's are put up here for a few days to "find their legs" after the trip across from the Dominion. They sell well. The Maorilanders. are not in the game, for fun, and ; they fire a people used to good prices. It is a great business irom their. standpoint. "But not so from ours. We have to pay. Why should we? Admitted that it will be desirable to import high-class stallions periodi 'cally from colder countries to keep up the standard, it surely does not ? follow that we - should-have - to- ex' port horses for the plough a...
AN UNWISE POLICY. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
AN UNWISE POLICY. j -Mr. C. Sanderson, the veterinary I surgeon of the Stock Department, in !a recent lecture, at Dap to, on tuber culosis, pointed out, and rightly too, [the fact that "while the Government jwas Avilling and ready to combat and [treat flocks affected, and deal "with i affected areas, the stock-farmer so joften fearful that the sale of his (stock . might he affected, instead of jbringing the -outbreak. under notice (of the department, carefully smother ed up the news, ; until in most cases jit had spread, and concealment be icame impossible. Such really was a jshort-sighted policy to pursue, for in jthe long run the sale of ' the cattle i in a whole run might be spoilt. The. Maitland Chamber of Com merce, having discussed the sugges tion that local abattoirs should be established, passed the following re Jsolution:-"That it be suggested to i the West Maitland Municipal Coun .cil that a conference of the munici pal and shire councils of the Mait land district, togethe...
PEAK HILL. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
PEAK HILL. A special meeting of this branch which was very fully attended, was held on Tuesday to deal with the claims of the R.W.U. After a very lengthy discussion a schedule of rates for that district was determined up on. During the discussion, Mr. Words worth, in speaking, condemned the proposed claim in regard to hours of labour, as unworkable, as a crop had to be taken off as quickly as pos sible. He gave figures to show that it would take nine bushels to pay expenses, and all a farmer would have on a 500-acre crop with a 12 bushel average, would be £91 net return. In regard to wheat-lumping, the claim made was regarded as rea sonable. It was decided to invite Mr. J. O'Neil to meet the members at their next meeting, when it is hoped to have representatives present from the Mungery and Tomingley branches.
A FIGHTING FUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
A FIGHTING FUND. Mr. John Jb'Ianagan, of Gunbar, writes:-"Just a word about my fel low worker of the old Free' Selectors* Association, Mr. B. B. Bennett. I can assure him that such letters as his are much required. The farmers are a close-fisted lot, who are as blind as a mole to their own interests. But, although seeming slow, I am sure they will be all there with their de fence fund. Why, my dear brother Bennett, I am 75, and still mean to fight on for the good of the nation while I live."
MANILLA. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
MANILLA. This branch having held a meet Manilla branch having held a meet ing" and considered the attitude to be taken up with regard to the Refer enda, decided to answer the question ?with an emphatic "No." Thirty-eight members have recently joined this "branch. Messrs. E. 0. T. Bowman and E. G. Ratcliffe are the delegates to the conference to be held at Qui rindi, to consider the Rural Workers' "Union claims.
Association Doings (Continued From Page 11.) WALLA WALLA. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
Association Doings (Continued ln'om Page 11.) WALLA WALLA. The monthly meeting of the Walla Walla branch was held, on Saturday, April 1, Mr. J. S. G. Hoffman presid ent in the chair. Others . pre sent were Messrs. J. II. Lind ner, .J. Schoff, E. Wegener, W. Wegener, F. Lindner, R. P. Ship ard, F. Scliulz, A. J. Wenke, W. M. Odewalin, J. II. Thornton, J. J. Jones, C. Klemke, H. Smith, E. G. Wenke, C. A. Lindner, and the secretary, S. Hamdorf. The new members pro posed, Messrs. J. McCrum, J. Smithen becker and M. Connors. Delegates to the next annual conference were Messrs. J. S. G. Hoffman and A. J. Wenke. A discussion took place with regard to raising the subscription lor membership, as the present subscrip tion of os. did not leave this branch with sufficient funds, but it was de cided to carry on until the next an nual meeting. It was decided to send the following resolutions to an nual conference. Re lease of grain shed, objecting to clause wherein is stated that the farmers or l...
WYALONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
WYALONG. Wyalong orancn has come to an important decision on the subject of judging as now conducted at P. and A. shows. Mr. Henry Aitken, having strongly condemned the present sys tem of appointing judges. At his in stance the meeting carried a resolu tion to the effect that the Minister for Agriculture be asked to appoint fully qualified judges of blood and"; draught stock for all S.A.H. and I. Assdciation's show meetings. It was also decided to send a copy of the resolution on to the executive for consideration at the next annual con ference, and to ask for the co-opera "tion of kindred associations.
FAT CALVES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
FAT CALVES. The yarding ot fat calves on Wed nesday totalled 600, the chief of the offerings being medium to large sorts of fair quality. The market con tinued firm at resent levels. Prices realised were as follow:-Extra prime and heavy (18 months), to 80/; ex tra prime and heavy yearlings, to 70/ ; prime heavy, to 54/; good, to 36/ ; others from 18/ up. Best bob bies to 28/, good to 22/, others lower.
NEW USE FOR MILK. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
NEW USE FOR MILK. Various are the uses of milk, but the. latest proofs of its virtues are amongst the most wonderful yet re corded, and no time should be lost by our medical men in putting to the test, if, perchance, they have not al ready done so, the value of milk as an external curative agent. It is stated that a physician in the Trans vaal, knowing that milk absorbs poisonous germs that are exposed to it, conceived the idea of applying it externally to people alilicted with fever and skin diseases. The patient is wrapped in a sheet that lias been saturated with milk, and then a hot blanket is put oround the person, and kept for an hour. Then the clothing is removed, and the patient is sponged with warm water in a room as hot as can be borne. A case of smallpox thus treated had most of the poison taken out of the skin, and the patient was placed on the road to recover within twenty four hours. This remedy acts so quickly that its successful operation in the case of fever will rec...
PLOUGHING BY ELECTRICITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
PLOUGHING Bf ELECTRICITY. Electric ploughing outfits, each cap able of ploughing from ten to twenty five acres daily with the small plough, 25 to 35 acres with a larger one, are a German novelty. A single motor, of 38 to 72 horse-power, is used, and a complete equipment includes a mo tor truck, driving rope, anchor ve hicle, automatically moving rope sup ports, plough, electric cable, and cable car. The 1000 to 3000 feet of spe cially armoured rubber-covered cable supplying the current is carried on an outrigger of the truck, or in the greater lengths on the cable car. The electric motor on the truck can be coupled either to the rear wheels of the vehicle or to the drum driving: the rope, and a special device automa tically stops the motor if the ten sion on the rope becomes excessive.. A pulley on the anchor vehicle is re lieved of the load of the rope wheni the plougu moves back to the motor truck. This slackening of the ropes; causes the pulley's rotation to act up on the anchor ...
CATTLE. Medium Quality. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
CATTLE. Medium Quality. The number of cattle submitted was 2602, or only. six less than en tered. There were 104 consignors, mainly from the Liverpool Plains, Hunter River, 'New England, Inver ell, and Central districts. There were two offerings of calves,;..(40). The quality all round only middling, prime bullocks being scarce. Steers and heifers'predominated, and there was a good sprinkling of cows. About 25 per pent, of the offerings consisted of stores and dairy cattle, including some bulls. For everything prime there was spirited competition, but there Was not enough of it. There was a fairly good attendance of buy ers, but not as representative as last week. Taking prices all round they were, low.' The best price obtained Avas £10/1/ for a pen of Mr. John Sinclair's bullocks, from liis Water loo Estate, sold by Pitt, Son, and Badgery. For about 100 of Mr. R. Atkinson's steers, Hill, Clark and Co., obtained from £5/19/ to £6/19/. The pens in many instances were too crowded. Thi...
Agricultural Societies Shows [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
Agricultural Societies Shows Secretaries of agricultural societies are invited to forward, for insertion in this column, early information of the dates of projected shows, and any alterations as soon as they are made: ..Society. 'Secretary. Date. April. Corowa P., A., & H. S. (Horticultural)...... J. D. Fraser .. 12 Royal A. Society of N.S.W. (Sydney) .. H. M. Somer 11-19 Queanbeyan P., A., H., & I. Ass'n ...... E. G.,Hincksman 12, 13 Batlow A. Society ...... G. F. Briggs .. 19,20 Bowraville 20,21 Hunter River A. & II. A. W. M'land....... F. H. Fountain .. 26, 29 Batliurst A., H., & P. Association ...... A. H. Newaham 26, 27, 2& Qd. P. & A. Society (Ipswich) ............ G. W. Allen 26, 27, 28 May. Toowoomba (Qd.) A. H. T. Beebe .. 2, 3, 4 Richmond R. A., P., & H.S. (Casino) ..;... D. S. Rayner .. 3, 4 Orange A. and P. Association ........ W. Tanner 3, 4, 5 Hawkesbury District ..... H. J. Johnston .. 4, 5, 6> Moree D. E. Kir...
FAT PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
FAT PIGS. During the week about !l02U fat pigs were yarded, the majority of the consignments again being porkers, for which rather better prices were realised. The market for other de scriptions remained unaltered. Quota tions were as follows : Bacluatters : Extra prime and heavy to 74/, prime heavy to 52/, others from 28/ up. Baconers : Ex tra prime and heavy to 48/, prime heavy to 46/, lighter to 43/, light to 41/, others from 30/ up. Porkers : Extra prime and heavy to 35/, prime heavy to 33/, lighter to 31/, light to 28/, smaller to 25/, small to 22/, others from 15/ up.
A CARRIERS' UNION. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
A CARRIERS' UNION. An important conference of dele gates from, tlie various carriers' unions was held at Hay recently. Two delegates were present from Queensland. The president said they had found that the rates were so had it was necessary to band them selves together. There were branches now over the whole of Western New South Wales. It was decided to con solidate the various branches, as they cquld only get redress through the Arbitration Court by amalgamating. A scale of rates was adopted. A second conference will be held to ratify the amalgamation scheme at Sydney, the delegates to be elected by plebiscite vote of the members.
ERECTION OF GATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
ERECTION OF GATES. At a sitting oF"the Wagga Land Board, during the hearing of applica tions in respect of the erection of gates, Mr. Ohesterman, the district surveyor, asked tnat, in the interests of the public in regard to future re quirements, a clause be inserted in the conditions that should it De proved any of the gates or fences were a public inconvenience, appli cants should agree to the power that granted the application having also the power to revoke it. The chair man said such a provision was not necessary. The board held that it had the power to revoke permission if it were found to be necessary.